Music

This week on The Blues, Saturday evening, October 19th at 11pm, you'll hear music from Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Amos Lee, and the Honey Island Swamp Band in the first set.  Later in the show, you'll hear songs by Jeff Black, the Allman Brothers, and Cincinnati guitarist Scotty Anderson.

The poet Francis Duggan called Death “The Great Equalizer.” No matter who you are, where you come from or what you believe, all of us will one day leave this existence.

Mike Oberst, one of the founding members of The Tillers, has released an 11- track solo album titled Six Feet Of Earth that examines that reality.

By combining traditional American and European folk songs with two original compositions - and an extraordinary Carole King cover, Mike explores themes that transcend our differences and finds those common bonds that define us all, ultimately, as human beings.

The movie, "The Mountain Minor," is coming to the Esquire Theatre on Thursday, October 17th and Sunday, October 20th at 7pm each evening.  There's a q&a session after each showing and an after party at Sitwell's on Thursday evening with live music, too.  The director, Dale Farmer, and two of the actor/musicians Ma Crow and Mike Oberst from the Tillers came into the studio this morning to talk about this film.

The film was shot in North Carolina for the most part with some scenes in Eaton, Oxford and the Southgate House Revival in Newport.  Dale cast real musicians for acting roles in this story about an Appalachian family who came to Cincinnati for jobs and brought their music with them.  The plot's based on Dale's grandparents' story which is also the story for many of us in the area.

The film's made the film festival route and has garnered awards, but Thursday night is the premiere of "The Mountain Minor" movie which resonates with those who have seen it to the point of bringing tears.  A dvd is in the planning stages.

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright you'll hear Andrew Sisters' "Bei Mei Bist Du Shoen," Spitfire Band's "G.I. Jive" and Charlie Barnet's "Pompton Turnpike."

The Express Urban Appalachian Showcase

Oct 11, 2019
cincinnatiarts.org

On October 24, our community’s most dynamic Appalachian musicians, singers, storytellers, poets, spoken word artists, and dancers will present The Express Urban Appalachian Showcase at The Aronoff Center for the Arts.

In The Studio With Jeff Henry and Noah Wotherspoon

Oct 11, 2019

Jeff Henry and Noah Wotherspoon from Jeff Henry and The Necessary Evils are in the studio with Elaine Diehl to perform and talk about the band’s newest CD and upcoming recording projects.

The World’s Most Seductive Instrument

Oct 11, 2019

Folk. Classical. Rock. Blues.

The guitar may be the most versatile musical instrument plus they can be the most beautifully crafted.

Stuart Holman talks with David Schiller, the man behind the book Guitar: The World’s Most Seductive Instrument, which features pictures of 200 classic and beloved guitars.

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Courtesty of Philip Macias

Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Jewel will be speaking to Michael Monks in the WVXU studio to share her life’s journey and talk about overcoming many early struggles.

The sound of Fickle Hellcat is best described as "Vintage Indie Rock," but the music created by Rachel Maxann, Mike Wiley and Paul Swabek comes from an enormous universe of influences.

Their self-titled debut album has just been released and I had the opportunity to sit down with lead singer Rachel Maxann to talk about where all of these songs come from; and how her travels around the globe have shapeed her and the songs she writes.

This week on The Blues, Saturday night, October 12th at 11pm, the show starts off with the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and vocalist Noah Hunt.  You'll also hear from Kenny Neal and Etta James in the first set.  Ross Rice, Gov't Mule, and Cassandra Wilson will be heard in the second set followed by Lavelle White, Albert King, and Anders Osborne in the third set.  And the show ends with a fourth set which includes music by the Blues Merchants, Bob Dylan, and Paul Allen & the Underthinkers.

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Originally broadcast on 3/7/87, this 2-hour "Jazz with O.T." program will be revisited on Sunday, 10/13/19 at 10pm.  This program begins with the State Street Aces's rendition of "Old Folks Shuffle," the first of four versions of this venerable tune.  Also featured are four variations of another standard, "No More Blues," as well as two versions of "No More Booze" by Larry Coryell.  Other musicians heard during the show include Egberto Gismonti, Stan Getz, and Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Just announced concert:  On Monday evening, October 21, acclaimed drummer Jeff Hamilton, trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling, and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra will come to Cincinnati to re-perform “The Greatest Jazz Concert in the World.”  They'll be on stage in Armstrong Chapel located at 5125 Drake Road from 7-9pm.  Tickets are $30 adults, $20 students (with open seating) & available online or by calling 513-561-4220.  https://www.armstrongchapel.org/event/1430968-2019-10-21-columbus-jazz-orchestra/

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright you'll hear Doris Day's "Sentimental Journey," Vaughn Monroe'S "Ghost Riders in the Sky" and Glenn Miller's "Chattanooga Choo-Choo."

MOIRA: Demons + Daisies

Oct 4, 2019
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MOIRA is a 3-piece dream pop band with origins in Dayton, OH. Their new EP Demons + Daisies is a follow-up to their 2015 release entitled Asleep/Repeat/Awake.

The music of MOIRA is lovely combination of traditional and non-traditional instruments intertwined with samples and the haunting vocals of lead singer Alicia Grodecki.

I sat down with the members of the band to talk about the new EP, writing songs in the cold and bartering chicken-wrangling for rehearsal space.

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Ambriehl Crutchfield / WVXU

"A one, a two; a one, two; a one, two, three and…"

A drummer starts pumping out a solo.

Twenty-eight Cincinnati Public School students are getting a new opportunity to learn and play music.

Brother Smith: Drink The River

Oct 4, 2019

Aaron and Wesley Smith from the local band Brother Smith came into WVXU’s Corbett studio to talk with Elaine Diehl about their music and perform two songs from their new album Drink The River.

Meet The Joe Policastro Trio

Oct 4, 2019
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The Joe Policastro Trio performs at Caffè Vivace on October 11. Ron Esposito looks ahead to the performance by this Chicago-based alternative jazz trio led by Cincinnati native Joe Policastro (bass) and featuring Dave Miller (guitar) and Mikel Avery (drums).

Freddie Meyer was the original drummer and singer of Ivan & The Sabers, a popular Ohio band in the early to mid-60s, who later became a star in France with his band Salvation & His Army.

He's lived in France for the past 51 years. Lee Hay recently learned more about Freddie from his longtime friend Doug Yeager.  (The music at the end of this interview by Ivan & The Sabers was supplied by Shake It Records.)

This week on The Blues, Saturday night, 10/5/19 at 11pm, the first set includes music from Alex Jenkins & the Bombers, Greg Schaber & High Street, and Kelly Richey.  The second set starts off with a song by T-Bone Burnett followed by selections from R.L. Burnside, Bob Dylan, and Linda Tillery & the Cultural Heritage Choir.  Lonnie Brooks, George Thorogood & the Destroyers, Eric Clapton, and Jonell Mosser fill out the show. 

George Thorogood & the Destroyers will be appearing at Jack Cincinnati Casino in downtown Cincinnati on Saturday night, October 12th at 8pm.  Bob Dylan's making a rare appearance in the area November 8th at BB&T Arena in Highland Heights, KY.  And, Eric Clapton's announced a 2020 European tour starting May 29th which includes 3 shows in Russia.

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Courtesy of The River City News

For 28 years, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra has brought classical music - and modern music with a classical twist - to Northern Kentucky.

Jazz with OT: 10/6/19

Sep 29, 2019

This week on Jazz with OT, 10pm on Sunday, October 6th, you'll hear a program originally broadcast on WMKV on March 25, 2000.  The first selection in this varied two-hour presentation is "King Kong" by the John Patitucci Quintet.  Other artists heard during this program include Cassandra Wilson and Jeff Hamilton.

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